Tracey Conway reigned for ten years as Seattle’s premiere funny lady, performing weekly before live audiences on the television sketch comedy show Almost Live! Today, Tracey channels her comedic skills to convey her message using the power of laughter.
The Emmy-winning actress was completing a live taping of the comedy show when her heart stopped beating and she literally dropped dead from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Twenty minutes later, paramedics shocked her heart into beating again. Overcoming 20-to-1 odds, she survived and turned her miraculous recovery into laugh-out-loud yet poignant presentations that have wowed everyone from maximum-security inmates to Oprah Winfrey.
Tracey’s inspiring, informative talks have entertained and engaged audiences from Boise to Budapest. Aside from being an internationally acclaimed speaker, Tracey is an accomplished writer. She contributed the lead story in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Healthy Living: HEART DISEASE and received two Emmy nominations for her writing on the television comedy series Almost Live! which aired in syndication throughout the country and on Comedy Central. Watch a compilation of some of Tracey's comedy work here.
Sought for her effervescent-yet-educated presence, she has been a guest on Oprah and served as a panelist on Second Opinion, a PBS series devoted to how doctors navigate their way through tough medical decisions.
Tracey regularly keynotes Go Red For Women events for American Heart Association affiliates across the country, and she is also involved with several national organizations promoting the use of AEDS (automated external defibrillators) and the therapy of ICDs (implantable cardioverter defibrillators) for heart rhythm disorders.
teams who resuscitated her on Jan. 21, 1995.